Police Officer James Edward Condo Jr. P-106 (1949-2020)


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Police Officer James Edward Condo Jr. 

Jim was born September 16, 1949 to James E. and Dorothy (Walker) Condo, Sr.  He attended Purcell High School and graduated during 1967, then the University of Cincinnati, majoring in History.

During high school, he worked as a groundskeeper or houseman alternatingly at the Hyde Park and Crest Hills Country Clubs.  He married Jeane Laake on January 26, 1973.

Jim joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on July 1, 1973.  He was promoted to Patrolman on November 25, 1973, issued Badge 106, and assigned to District 6 (3295 Erie Avenue).  Officer Condo was rotated to District 1 (310 Ezzard Charles Drive) on January 5, 1975.  On February 1, 1976, he transferred back to District 6 (later re-designated District 2).  Officer Condo was assigned to the Youth Aid Section as a School Resource Officer (SRO) on September 2, 1984.  He remained an SRO the rest of his career.  Officer Condo retired on October 22, 1998 with 25 years of service – 13 as an SRO – and 31 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.

Officer Condo then went to work for Purcell High School for seventeen years.  He also volunteered for the Guardian Angels and St. Rose parishes for many years.

He contracted aggressive Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.  Officer Condo died at 3 a.m. this morning, February 4, 2020 at the age of 70.

A visitation will be held 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at T. P. White and Sons Funeral Home at 2050 Beechmont Avenue.  A FOP service will be held at 3:15 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at St. Rose Church at 2501 Riverside Drive.

Officer Condo is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean (Laake) Condo; children, David (Monica) Condo, Rebecca (Scott) Reckers, and James Condo III; grandchildren, Caroline Reckers, Emily Reckers, and Amanda Reckers; and siblings, Michael Condo, Tom Condo, Mary Condo-DeRosa, Candis Condo, and Kathy Condo.

Memorial donations can be made to the Purcell Marian High School Scholarship Fund [specify “James Condo” and add “For Scholarship Fund” in the “Note” section].


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12 thoughts on “Police Officer James Edward Condo Jr. P-106 (1949-2020)

  1. Such a wonderful man and truly a kind, compassionate friend and mentor to many. Thanks for being my friend, Jim.

  2. Mr Condo was our resource officer at Purcell when I was there. While I never had any serious “run-ins” with him, we knew he was stern but fair. He actually had a better sense of humor than what most people thought. Rest in Peace Mr. Condo. Once a cavalier, always a cavalier.

  3. Jim was the “whip” at Hyde Park CC He was an influential leader, motivator and all round great guy. Everyone loved Jim. Rick Grote

  4. Officer Condo was our resource officer during my years at Withrow High School. He was the friendliest officer and truly cared about us as students.

  5. Thank you so much for these memories. My dad seldom provided details about his daily job to his children (other than a lot of lessons to keep us safe), so hearing these stories and thoughts about him is very insightful and comforting.

  6. During my years at Withrow High School, Officer Condo was tremendous at his job and a true gentleman.

  7. We are very glad that the love and care he showed us at home was seen by the community as well. Thanks again.

  8. Officer Condo was at Purcell when I went there in 2000-2004. He was a great guy. He caught me when I was trying to skip school. He asked where I was going? So I played it off like to my locker lol. I wanted to say out the door lol. He was a great guy but I was scared of him for real. So sorry for y’all loss. Sending prayers to his family and friends. May his body rest in peace. Once a Cavalier always a Cavalier.

  9. Officer Condo was a kind and gentle human being. He always showed he cared about us at Purcell (c/o 2004) and always made sure we stayed on the right path. This is a loss for us all. To his family, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  10. He was 1 of the great ones…he chased us endlessly as teens skipping school and smoking in the woods. He always tried to talk sense into us and give us a life lesson….he was 1 that wanted to make a difference and he did.

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